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    SADOW: Holloway Run May Trigger GOP Nightmare Scenario

SADOW: Holloway Run May Trigger GOP Nightmare Scenario

The ego of Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway might be what brings about the nightmare scenario for state Republicans in the Fifth Congressional District contest. That features Rep. Vance McAllister, who invited disgrace

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    SADOW: Welcome To Democrat Factional Politics, Shreveport-Style

SADOW: Welcome To Democrat Factional Politics, Shreveport-Style

The ending of qualification for November’s Shreveport mayoral election finally has made static a field in flux. A clear favorite stands out, although a wild card can bring unpredictability to

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    SADOW: Bossier City Needs To Get Out Of The CNG Fuel Business

SADOW: Bossier City Needs To Get Out Of The CNG Fuel Business

It was trendy. It was political. It used lots of “free” money. But in the final analysis, the decision by Bossier City to push compressed natural gas and ethanol vehicle

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    SADOW: Raymond Brown Might Be To Landrieu What Maness Is To Cassidy

SADOW: Raymond Brown Might Be To Landrieu What Maness Is To Cassidy

A bad month for Sen. Mary Landrieu just got a bit worse in the wake of qualifying for her reelection attempt last week. Down in the aggregate in polls entering the month, during

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    SADOW: Jindal Needs To Declare Victory And Withdraw From The Common Core Fight

SADOW: Jindal Needs To Declare Victory And Withdraw From The Common Core Fight

Would it be so bad if Gov. Bobby Jindal on his quixotic quest to eliminate Louisiana’s participation in the Common Core State Standards would just simply declare victory? He specifically, but including

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    SADOW: LA-05 Still Could Be A Nightmare For The Louisiana GOP

SADOW: LA-05 Still Could Be A Nightmare For The Louisiana GOP

Qualifying begins this week for the Fifth Congressional District contest where Democrats hope the stars align to give them an improbable victory, the incumbent running on the fumes of his

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SADOW: You’ll Make The State’s Budget Problems Worse If You Support Some Of The Constitutional Amendments On The Ballot This Fall

  SADOW: You’ll Make The State’s Budget Problems Worse If You Support Some Of The Constitutional Amendments On The Ballot This Fall

Ever since the hurricane disaster false economic boom has faded from Louisiana, every year dire-sounding stories about the next fiscal

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SADOW: Landrieu Isn’t Wriggling Off The Hook On The Charter-Flight Issue

  SADOW: Landrieu Isn’t Wriggling Off The Hook On The Charter-Flight Issue

Once is coincidence, twice is happenstance, an aphorism Sen. Mary Landrieu rather would not hear but who invited it by self-reporting yet

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SADOW: Lazy Leges Make For Bad Law

  SADOW: Lazy Leges Make For Bad Law

Here we go again, and this time Louisiana’s legislators have no real excuse for giving the impression that they don’t

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SADOW: Retirement Issues Can Be Sticky For Political Candidates

  SADOW: Retirement Issues Can Be Sticky For Political Candidates

Retirement issues have created a ruckus around one north Louisiana politician, and raise a potentially distracting issue for another. Last month,

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SADOW: How Do You Like Louisiana’s Blanket Primary System Now?

  SADOW: How Do You Like Louisiana’s Blanket Primary System Now?

Qualifying for federal elections in Louisiana begins next week, and Republicans have to hope that a decision too many party

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SADOW: Landrieu Accepting Four Debates Shows A Lack Of Confidence

  SADOW: Landrieu Accepting Four Debates Shows A Lack Of Confidence

Understand that Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s acceptance of four debates with opponents to her reelection signals definitively that she gets it that her

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SADOW: Oh, Great – The NAACP

  SADOW: Oh, Great – The NAACP

If a bad idea is useful enough once, a thousand uses are not too many, or so the Louisiana National

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SADOW: Kip Holden Is A Stalking Horse Candidate For Lt. Governor

  SADOW: Kip Holden Is A Stalking Horse Candidate For Lt. Governor

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden not only can’t win statewide office, but his decision to run for lieutenant governor also will contribute to

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SADOW: Vitter’s The Strongest 2015 Gubernatorial Candidate

  SADOW: Vitter’s The Strongest 2015 Gubernatorial Candidate

Again, Republican Sen. David Vitter, candidate for governor in 2015, has demonstrated that he remains best equipped among Louisiana politicians to

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SADOW: Federal Court Can Fight Racism On Monday

  SADOW: Federal Court Can Fight Racism On Monday

Tomorrow a Baton Rouge federal district court begins hearing a case that has the potential to turn upside down civil rights

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SADOW: You Probably Won’t Hear This Anywhere Else, But Those Privatizations Save Big Money

  SADOW: You Probably Won’t Hear This Anywhere Else, But Those Privatizations Save Big Money

Last week was not kind to big government advocates, as the Gov.Bobby Jindal Administration officials reported that its privatization efforts had

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SADOW: The Maness-Churian Candidate?

  SADOW: The Maness-Churian Candidate?

Picking up a second semi-high profile endorsement and with fundraising now over $1 million, is Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness to the point that

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SADOW: Jane Smith, Louisiana’s Ultimate Political Tool

  SADOW: Jane Smith, Louisiana’s Ultimate Political Tool

Simply put, is not former state Sen. Jane Smith, now a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the

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